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but they should have it back on in a couple of hours. >> new this morning, senator feinstein is reintroducing legislation calling for stricter controls on assault weapons. the california democratic unveiled her bill in washington, dc, this morning. she is proposing a new federal ban on assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator feinstein was instrumental in the original ban on assault weapons after the 1993 mass shooting in san francisco at 101 california which expired in 2004. her new measure is expected to face a tough fight in the senate with many g.o.p. lawmakers vowing to oppose new any restrictions. >> happening now online vice president biden is holding a live discussion about gun control. the fireside hangout on google social network google plus is the first of a series of conversations with top administration officials. he is taking questions about the push for increased gun control of president o
dianne feinstein banning a bill on semi assault rifles and ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthened her 1994 ban by banning the sale and manufacturing of 150 guns, including rifles and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. the measure would not cover weapons people already own as well as hunting and sport and antique and disabled weapons. the senator says the goal is to quote, dry up the supply of the weapons over time. >> together, we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> feinstein got in involved in gun control when supervisor harvey milk was killed by former superior dan white. >>> and back in california, job creation and budget concerns. that is what jerry brown spoke about in the third state of the state address. this is the third time they are doing this with california in the black. we have jodi hernandez with more about the governor's address. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown delivered a speech that left lawmakers smiling. the governor said california h
elementary school. dianne feinstein was a key proponent of the bill. >> columbine, virginia tech arks roara, tucson. oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is that each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon. or, large capacity ammunition magazines. >> that is -- national rifle association says responsible gun owners would be punishedly bit ban. nra said they were confident congress would reject the bile bay area members of the group one million moms for gun control stood beside senator feinstein during today's announcement. this group comp plized of mother who's support the ban. >> it's wet in parts of the bay area tonight. spencer christian is in and tracking it for us on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. some locations receiving no rain at all, others receiving a soaking. south bay has been the wettest region in the bay area. we still have mainly light rainfalling around san jose. there have beens7lp pockets of heavier rainfall. quite a drenching there. here is a look at rainfall totals. livermore received a quarter inch. san jose, a third of an inch. look at the many locations t
. the affordable care act should be started by january. >> u.s. senator dianne feinstein has introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapons ban surrounded by members of congress, law enforcement and the clergy, feinstein said the bill will ban the sale of 157 military style assault weapons and ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says the 20 dead children in the newtown connecticut massacre is a wakeup call and now it's time for congress to act feinstein emphasized the bill protect the right of law abiding citizens who use guns for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. >> these allow a mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. we should be out reached on how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain a powerful military-style weapons. >> pam: dianne feinstein emphasized the bill protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to use gun control for home security, hunting and other recreational purposes. >> catherine: big changes are coming for women serving in the army and the marines. the pentagon is lif
violence prevention on the road after senator feinstein looks to ban 150 specific assault weapons but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. it's fast-mong, highly contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the u.s. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. we'll take you to the place where the sun is are warm, the wind is steady and life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. bitterly cold arctic air is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as you can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in methuen, massachusetts, amazing pictures show the spicket rivers falls frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. >>> in the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapo
dianne feinstein, introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapon ban. senator feinstein said, the bill would ban the sale of 157 military-style assault weapons as was ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says, the 20 children killed in the new town, conn. massacre or a wake-up call for the nation and now it is time for congress act. >> senate feinstein emphasized the bill does protect a right of law- abiding citizens who use guns from insecurity, a hunting and other recreational purposes. >> still ahead attention on the tarmac some scary moments at dulled international airport how to plant almost collided with the kron 4 morning news continues. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems.
both. >> thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: when senator dianne feinstein followed out her weapons ban she brought out a pastor, and others, and what miss feinstein calls the cross lobby. and katie couric sitting down with the now famous notre dame football player discussing his role in a heart wrenching hoax about the death of a make believe girlfriend. did he convince you that he wasn't in on it. dr. keith ablow has some interesting insights after the break. the video of escape of a thief. how he handed up in the hands of the police and how he tried to get away and almost lost a important piece of clothing in the process. ♪ hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely fre
record crowds. senator dianne feinstein acknowledged the tough fight ahead when she proposed a ban on more than 100 types of assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> this is really an uphill road. >> reporter: the national rifle association responded sharply in a statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. according to political analysts the president's gun control proposal will face an uncertain future. >> there are some things on guns that might be able to be done like universal background checks but an assault weapons ban i think is not in the cards this year. >> reporter: those at today's march say something has to change. >> to stand here and see all the other names, all the placards and people who have lost somebody or have been damaged by gun violence is stunning. >> reporter: now, gun rights supporters held rallies across the nation last week to oppose stiffer gun laws. coming up this week representatives from both sides will testify before a senate committee about
feinstein says her redoubled effort faces an uphill battle again. but this one time things are different. >> i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out. 80% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. >> feinstein said her new gun control proposals have broad-based support. but she does acknowledge the national rifle association has the power to derail the movement because it represents gun manufacturers more than gun owners. >>> in fairfield officials tomorrow will resume their investigation of a fire that gut add comedy club. they say it started as an electrical fire friday night. flames destroyed the roof of the theater. fire investigators haven't been able to go inside because of structural issues. crews were able to remove debris yesterday and at least open the surrounding streets. >> we have metal siding up top that's blowing in the wind. those were damaged in the fire. the support studs were damaged in the fire. so we are trying to get those shored up so they don't leave the building and hurt somebody. >> as you can see, sky 7h
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
, banning a lot of military style weapons. senator dianne feinstein introduced it. . >> i was the one that found supervisor mill t's body and i was the one trying to put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have seen one of those episodes and seen what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> well the nra sees battle lines being drawn and push back saying quote, senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens for decades. we are confident congress will reject her approach. >> in a consumer alert, the batteries being blamed for the boeing dream liners are being examined. investigators arerunning new tests in arizona to figure out what led to fires on run ways in boston and japan. >> you have a hard time sleeping because you snore or the person next to you in bed snores. >> or maybe the stress of your day could leave you dreaming of a scalp massage. that would be nice. these days specialty pillows promise to do all sorts of things. >> we're asking if they really are a dream. >> math thu all d -- matthew hall doesn't
when people rise up and speak. >> pushing the power of the people was echoed by dianne feinstein. >> there is one great hope out there and that is you. .> she's introducing her bill it would allow more than 2200 types of shotguns and hunting rifles. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic activity. >> opposition to several gun control measures this week. the nra said the american people know gun bans do not work. we're confident the senate will reject senator feinstein's approach. >> if anybody ask today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it is so uphill. >> some groups hope members will pass a different measure, stronger background checks. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> three police officers will not face charges in the case of a man who died while in their custody. sarah sampson is live with reaction. >> the family of anthony anderson is furious with the decision. police thought he had choked on drugs after resisting arrest and tackle to the ground by detectives. >> i was shocked. it was like he was making a mockery of t
. senator dianne feinstein joins fellow democrats bruising the bill which would ban the purchase of semi automatic weapons with detaching magazine clips and also high capacity magazine. this president vowed to make gun control a priority in his second term of the newtown connecticut massacre. >> still, the bill does face a tough fight in congress and from the nra. and of of president obama's gun control proposals, analysts say this is the least likely to pass. shawn unanimous with the reasons for that. how confident are lawmakers behind the proposal? >> well, shep, senator feinstein and the other senate and house members who joined here repeatedly said they know this is going to be tough but they believe the newtown tragedy has changed the conversation and the pressure for capitol hill to get something done. here's a bit of what senator feinstein had to say. >> gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military, to kill large numbers of people in close combat, are replicated for civilian use. >> the
in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be alive, they say, if these guns off the market. just about every action the shooter cho, including that day, was already illegal. a spokesman for the nra said that it is disappointing, but not surprising that she, senator feinstein, is focused on curtailing the constitution instead of protecting -- excuse me, prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health care system. many say that they are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. lou: thank you very m
debate of gun violence moved to capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein took the lead and introduced legislation banning military assault weapons. jana katsuyama is live now outside of a mass shooting in san francisco that triggered the nation's previous ban. jana. reporter>> senator feinstein was behind that first ban. it all came as you say from a mass shooting in san francisco. back in 19 # -- 1993. thaáts when -- that's when a man went on a rampage killing 20 people. and now nearly 20 years later, the battle continues. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons. reporter>> senator feinstein's bill would ban 167 specific firearms. it includes semi automatic guns with a detachable magazine and at least one military feature. today's proposal comes nearly two decades after a deadly mass shooting in san francisco prompted feinstein's first assault weapons plan. segel was there when it happened >> . >> i was on the 36th floor. i was lucky. i got blind a -- i got behind a locked door. nothing see
dianne feinstein took the lead and introduced legislation banning military assault weapons. jana katsuyama is live now outside of a mass shooting in san francisco that triggered the nation's previous ban. jana. reporter>> senator feinstein was behind that first ban. it all came as you say from a mass shooting in san francisco. back in 19 # -- 1993. thaáts when -- that's when a man went on a rampage killing 20 people. and now nearly 20 years later, the battle continues. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons. reporter>> senator feinstein's bill would ban 167 specific firearms. it includes semi automatic guns with a detachable magazine and at least one military feature. today's proposal comes nearly two decades after a deadly mass shooting in san francisco prompted feinstein's first assault weapons plan. segel was there when it happened >> . >> i was on the 36th floor. i was lucky. i got blind a -- i got behind a locked door. nothing seems to have have happened to generate the type of in
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senator dianne feinstein made about her latest bill to ban assault weapons and why >>> new video has surfaced showing daring drivers taking their side show stunts to a dangerous levels without fear of who's watching. jade hernandez is live now along interstate 880 to tell us what the highway patrol is saying about this latest stunt. >> reporter: this is as close to the freeway as we can get without getting into traffic. but it shows you where our video began tonight. what you will see is what some drivers witnessed firsthand. several cars spun around doing donuts with little regard for others. oakland traffic stopped near the coliseum many drivers not knowing what to do. we showed lifelong oaklander hall pictures of what drivers saw on the freeway yesterday. >> i think that was awful for them to just hold everyone at bay on the freeway as they did. >> reporter: the freeway disruption attracted attention on this overpass according to a couple of postings on facebook. >> i would hope that whoever is responsible that the highway patrol or whoever needs to do whatever they can so it does
feinstein, in my conversations with her, and the tragedies she's experienced as mayor of san francisco as well as her attempts to ban assault weapons and had done so in the past, and that her federal assault legislation, while ended, she will reintroduce that in january and we will be big supporters of that. and she will continue dialoguing on a national level, and we will support her efforts and the efforts of all of our federal officials to do more, along with the president of the united states and congress to act. and, in fact, i joined over 750 other mayors across this country, using social media and the technology that's available to us today to signal a demand to our congress that we really need a plan and a plan and an action to follow that, to ban these assault weapons and to make sure that we do everything we can to create a higher level of safety throughout the country. assault weapons and the types of things that we've seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil really have no place, in the home or in the schools or in our streets. and, so, with that we ask
feinstein reintroduced legislation to ban weapons. a report from washington, d.c. on the resistance the bill faces and the bay area mother whose are vowing to fight for its passage. >> reporter: lawmakers, police and victims stood behind senator dianne feinstein as she reintroduced a assault weapons ban. it is stricter than the expired 1994 ban. the new bill bans the sale of assault weapons. it would limit magazines to holding 10 rounds. >> these models are more powerful, more lethal and more advanced. >> reporter: on display are the guns lawmakers want banned, including the type of gun used in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> report
assaulting a woman a few days later. accused trigger man is awaiting trial. >> senator feinstein is trying to get another assault weapons ban passed through congress. >> the first ban expired after 10 years. abc 7 news joins us in oakland with details. >> after a mass shooting the senator was able to get an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear fr
disgusting behavior. on thursday, diane feinstein and fellow democrats bruced the new plan for the assault weapon's ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong in the city. they are not hunting withins and not necessary for the defense. >> nra condemned proposal. gun bans do not work . we are confident that congress will reject senator feinstein wrong handed approach. susana huff aagrees. she say it does nothing to keep minute people safer and she knows first hand what it is like to be in the presence of a mad man with a fire arm. >> i didn't grow nup a house with guns. i don't hunt. but i was given a gun by a friend when i was 21 to carry in my purse for self defense and taught how to use it. a couple of yearrs ago, my parents and i went to a cafeteria in texas on a bright sunny day . we were not in a dark alley. >> that was susaba huff testifying two decades ago. and that bright sunny day was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pick up truck through the luby's cafeteria in keileen, texas. >> it took me 45 seconds to realize that this man was not there to commit a robbery or
constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and said gun bans don't work. now, the original passage of the assault weapons ban in 1994 is blamed for costing the democrats both control of the house and the senate because they supported it. so you can see, anne-marie, just how tough this battle is going to be. >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, in senator feinstein's home state one los angeles area school district has decided to fight fire with fire. its armed police officers who guard schools with semiautomatic weapons. law enforcement officials there believe that is the only way to prevent a massacre. bill whitaker has our report. >> it's heartbreaking that we have to resort to this level of preparedness. >> reporter: the fontana school district chief of police is billy green. his 14 officers protect 42,000 students. last october green spent $14,000 to buy each officer a semiautomatic rifle. fontana is one of the first school districts to publicly acknowledge having such weapons on campus. by
to get a pulse. >> the push for gun control is on. how dianne feinstein recalled the dark day in san francisco history as she opened her fight over assault weapons. >> weather like this does not happen every day. we are in the north bay near the golden gate. we are rain-free, cloudy, but look what's going on in the south bay? san jose has been raining for eight hours. i'll explain why and have your weekend forecast and beyond coming up. >> and when you reach the super bowl everyone wants a cut. we do some street shopping for 49ers gear. what's real, what's fake, and how your decision may or may not support the home team. >> and it may be a bigger challenge than containing ray rice. why getting a cab in new orleans might take a few hail marys next. >>> i was the found that supervisor milk's body and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. uhm, once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> senator dianne fein
. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsylvania, a sportsman show set for next weekend is postponed indefinitely after complaints about the organizer
but keeping bad guns from bad people. >> they joined a group of democrat it lawmakers. dianne feinstein introduced her own bill. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president bind downplayed the need for an assaults weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assaults weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and says gun bans don't work. now, the original passage
senator diane feinstein unveiled her own gun control legislation. susan mcginnis has more on the senator's bill and its impact on you. >> reporter: vice president biden is heading to virginia today to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people. >> reporter: on capitol hill thursday, gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose. in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shootings at sandy hook shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wear with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says th
feinstein reintroduced and assault weapons ban to the 113th congress to they held a news conference and we will show you all of that later in our schedule. here is some of what dianne feinstein had to say earlier today. [video clip] >> today my colleagues and i am are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced than the weapons or in 1993. -- were in 1993. our bill. its other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law is that it was 82 characteristic test that defined it, and that was too easy to work around. manufacturers to simply remove one of the characteristics, and
california democratic senator dianne feinstein favors strict gun control measures because she's a democrat. but she introduced legislation banning 150 assault weapons is the former mayor of san francisco. she came to office after a shooting and assassination. >> reporter: for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america, was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were someone who was very close to a tragic shooting. but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one to put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from
tech. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein announced her bill yesterday that would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the vice president downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push his gun control plans. now, senator feinstein got very personal while introducing her bill. she talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies, it changes your view of weapons. >> now, her bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she concedes that it has little chance of passing. >>> it is 5:06. a little
dianne feinstein will be speaking momentarily introducing legislation on assault weapons. we will listen in. >> good morning and certainly in overcast start to the day. unsettled weather could continue into the afternoon and we are waking up to clouds and areas of locally dense fog. headed into tomorrow rain chant continues under partly cloudy skies. we will have another storm rolling through saturday night into sunday coming down from the gulf of alaska. the high- pressure rebuilds as we head into the next middle of next week. 46 out the door and about, 52 in oakland, 50 in redwood city. a look at your numbers into the afternoon coming up in my next report. >> we have been enjoying a pretty good ride free of hot spots. there is hardly a back up at the bay bridge. the san mateo bridge ride it traffic looks good. the drive time is still just 13 minutes. the commute to the golden gate bridge is picking up some sluggish traffic now at the toll plaza southbound. no delays across the span. >> this just an and the newsroom live pictures out of washington d.c. where any moment senator dianne fe
'll tell you how phil mickelson plays into all this. that will be my take. senator dianne feinstein opening up the anti-gun presser with a pro gun control prayer. is that okay with you? is that the right thing to do? we'll talk to the head of the catholic league and a union membership, almost a 100 year low. is that good for working people? good question, we're covering it. plus, a special guest, wait for it. joining me next. sharon osborne, a brit making money in america, how does she feel about foreigners coming over here and criticizing america? i will ask her. we want to hear from you as well, please. varney@foxbusiness.com, that's how you reach us. friday morning, it's time for your seven early movers and they are moving. disappointing results and down beat guidance from the mattress seller, select comfort, they are down five bucks, now that's movement the better than expected forecast from screen maker, and they are, well, right now they're up big, 6 bucks higher. look at that. profit down, but still better than expected at the mattress maker, tempur-pedic, i don't know, can't show yo
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
this morning with a few remarks and a prayer. >> ague's senator feinstein it is an honor to be here with you to share work with you and your colleagues with the work against gun violence. i spoke twice at the national cathedral on gun violence and in the pulpit and in the media and with fellow paid leaders now we come to the end of the preaching and we're moving forward today with a tangible solutions to the epidemic as we stand with senator feinstein and her congressional colleagues as they introduced the assault weapons ban. people have a moral obligation to stand with and for the victims of gun violence who worked to end this. we tolerated school shootings, mall shootings, a sniper shootings, a theater shootings, a temple in and church and urban neighborhood shootings 442 ball. the deficit enough. everyone seems to live and tear of the gun lobby. i believe it is no match especially when we stand together as people of all faiths through the landscape of america. i don't want to do take away someone's hunting rifle bike and a lot just by a society of those other than military or police to o
. >> sure. >> the other news this morning, a big push to ban assault weapons. dianne feinstein of california taking the lead in an effort to renew the ban. she made the announcement in dramatic fashion. flanked by survivors of gun violence and examples of ten different types of assault weapons, she was granted special clearance to display the weapons in washington including an ar-15. that is the kind of gun used to kill children in newtown. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> so the goal is to get the weapons off the streets over time. paul steinhouser joins us now. feinstein is also providing exemptions here. >> reporter: she s she's almost reaching out to gun owners who use their weapons for hunting and sporting tachlt a listen to what she said at the news conference, john. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sportin
feinstein is a new gun legislation that would allow 1 if the assault weapons and the request in belize. it is selling to the original assault weapons ban but does not have a sunset clause. at the original law did which expired in 2004. >> in san mateo tomorrow a part it will hold an anonymous gun buyback of it. anyone can give up their weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to 100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle. to a of a schedule be given for the assault weapon. is having tomorrow at the san miguel county bid from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.. >> of 49er 10 days away from the superbowl here is video of the team practicing and chatting with colin kaepernick no. 7 quarterback. he livened things up for those in the media, the board at least 15 pieces for reporters. a president yesterday was the little taste of what will be like in lawrence. and when it comes to the apple name, kaepernick says he respects the ravens and their star linebacker ray lewis. kaepernick says he also got some great advice from former 49ers grades like joe montana and steve young. >> will hear what kaepernick
: we're back on "the young turks." senator feinstein is one of those legislators who doesn't want to give up on gun control. she's going to reintroduce legislation to ban assault weapons and had a press conference today. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> cenk: hear, hear, go get them. caroline mccarthy is probably the strongest advocates in the house. she speaks out here, as well. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and met with so many victims over the years and in congress, nobody wanted to touch the issue and the last several years, the massacres were going on more and more. going through it, i kept saying what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do something? >> cenk: they chose an interesting way to do this press conference. they
democratic lawmakers took the first step toward banning assault weapons. senator die unanimous feinstein introduced a new version of the assault weapons ban that she wrote and congress passed back in 1994. president obama called for lawmakers to renew the ban after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut. senator feinstein says the issue is also very personal for her. remember, she became mayor of san francisco in 1978 after a gunman shot and killed the mayor at city hall. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once yous like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons, i think. >> shepard: the assault weapons ban expired almost a decade ago and tonight a spokesman for the nra says there is no need to renew it because gun bans do not work. >>> shannon bream live in d.c what would this new bill do exactly. >> it would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns, along with a broader group of other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for classifying a firearm as an assault weapon. there would be numerous bans on v
. on thursday, senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban 150 types of assault weapons. she discovered the body of san francisco mayor george moscone and harvey milk after their assassinations in 1978. candy crowley, good morning. you will speak with senator feinstein on today's show. >> right, these things have happened fairly quickly. we saw the president react so emotionally after the murders of all those children in connecticut. then we saw him mentioned in the inaugural address. dianne feinstein, the author of the first assault weapons ban which expired eight years ago. the question isn't whether the conversation is moving rapidly. the question is whether the bill will move rapidly and not a lot of people give it a huge chance of passing, at least the assault weapons part of it. if we want to talk to her about the chances of that, whether she has talked to some of the democrats who have voiced some reservations if not outright opposition to this bill. and try to size up the chances, because it is one thing to talk about it. as you know, much tougher to pass it. >> certainly so. ca
to escape. >> this is the hardest of the hard. >> senator dianne feinstein weighs in on her push for gun control, why she is calling it an uphill battle. >> civil right heroes who impacted many lives, the asian- americans being honored today. . >>> more than 240 people are dead after flames swept through a nightclub in brazil earlier today. the club was at twice its mack. capacity. >> reporter: firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at a fight club sunday -- nightclub sunday. he says the blaze started at 2:00 a.m. after the insulation caught fire. there was a show going on when flames broke out. authorities said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> i would like to say to the people of our country that in this time of sadness we are all together. and we are going to over come this sadness while still in mourning. >> reporter: more than 200 people were killed. many from smoke inhalation. officials say 2,000 people urinside the club when the fire broke -- were inside the club when the fire broke out. this calls to mind other nightclub fires. 5 months ago a fire at a
democrat senator dianne feinstein unveiled new gun legislation thursday in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> reporter: the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns and other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon. the bill would also ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and it would beef up background checks. but joe biden who led the gun control task force says he's less concerned with assault weapons and more concerned with limiting high capacity magazines, saying the newtown shooter could have been slowed down. >> maybe it would have took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> reporter: feinstein says her bill would not take away second rights. but a nra spokesman says otherwise, saying the focus should be on prosecuting victims and fixing the mental health system. senator feinstein and president obama have acknowledged the difficu
that local power has invented in the hearings that is all in the record. >> feinstein your club wants to say something. >>> welcome. >> thank you commissioners. i would like to say something that this is agenda is very confusing and so if this is the last time that we are going to to be talking about this issue today --. >> today yes. >>> because i was inter impression that there was a staff presentation follow this but since this is it -- all right i have been spending the last 20 seconds figuring out what is goinggoing on and so i'm the.president of the baby chapter club and we are excited toward about this because it's a real answer towards clime climate change but we are concerned that the routes that you are take something going to be one of failure because if the rates are that high the people will opt out despite our liberal population, there is only so much money in the world. and whenever they had the last meeting proposed 100% eye higher per kilowatt hour when you go out to the public -- that is getting to the point of none acceptability and asking for failure. loca
ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your mo
senator dianne feinstein proposes a federal ban on assault rifles. but does she have the votes to get it passed or is she wasting her time? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, gone too far. today, democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatics. now, she certainly got it right visually, when she was standing there today, she had a backdrop of some of the guns she wants to ban, and it included, and very prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there was also a circle of uniformed law enforcement officers and gun violence victims. there was rolled out with pomp and circumstance, but did she get the message right? she, herself, admits that getting this passed will not be easy. >> if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. >> uphill is right. the fact of the matter is that gun violence from assault weapons is estimated the to be between 2% and 8% of the gun crime in this country. so, is this how democrats shoul
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. and it is quite a heated debate. >> it really is. senator feinstein was the first elected leader after newtown said i'm bringing the ban back and made good on her word. >>> now that the pentagon is lifting the combat ban for women in the armed forces, the questions begin, are women physically strong enough for the military's most challenging assignments? >>> also, there's no relief from the arctic weather system putting millions in the middle of this ongoing deep freeze. flights are canceled due to ice storms and it's too cold in some areas to even go skiing. i've never even heard of that before. that's cold. >>> and later this half hour, the wizards on the web called bad lip reading reinterpret the president's inaugural address. into something completely incomprehensible. why this is our favorite story of the day. i can't wait to see that. i'm going to watch it for the first time. >> i watched it earlier. it really is funny. the magic of editing and what they do these days. it's a fun spin on tuesday's pomp and circumstance. >>> it is game on for gun control, the first law to ban assault weap
and kathleen sebelius and tim kaine. biden's trip comes one day after senator dianne feinstein introduced her much-awaited ban on assault weapons. after biden's candid fireside chat on google plus. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than the assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even one who does know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. >> so as biden looks for outside support, the gop looking inward. today at their winter meeting, the rnc chair reince priebus expected to drop a truth bomb on his party. politico reporting he'll lay out his plan for republican renewal. one that will change the rules but not the party's principles. and louisiana governor bobby jindal dished out his tough love prescription for fellow gopers last night. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. time for us to articulate our plans and visions for america in real terms. no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre commen
, on thursday, california senator dianne feinstein and fellow democrats introduced their new plan for an assault weapons ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong on the streets of our city. they're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria i
:30, senator dianne feinstein gets personal as she leads the charge for a new federal assault weapons ban. the legislation she launched today goes beyond the assault weapons ban that expired back in 2004 and getting it through congress will be no easy task. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> oh!! >> reporter: the death of her colleagues including harvey milk the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. >> you were somebody who was very close to a tragic shooting. >> reporter: but here at the launch of her push to renew the assault weapons ban, she answered in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an e
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weapons ban last week. the bill's chief sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california, says she has received assurances it will come up for a vote, the whether it has enough support to pass remains to be seen. a retired cia agent who blew the whistle on the agency's bush-era torture program has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. john kiriakou's admitted to a single count of revealing the identity of a covert officer under a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop charges brought under the espionage act. kiriakou's the first cia official to publicly confirm and detail the bush administration's torture program, describing the waterboarding about cut operative abuses by that in a 2007 interview with abc news. he also is the first cia official to be jailed for any reason related to the torture, even those who carried it out. outside the courthouse, prosecutor neil macbride called kiriakou's sentence a warning to other whistleblowers. >> the judge just said in court, today sentence should be a reminder to every individual who works for the government who comes into possession of closely
senator dianne feinstein proposed a new bill that would ban 158 military style assault weapons and large magazines that helped the shooter at sandy hook murder. >> these weapons do not belong on the streets of our towns, our cities cities, in our schools. >> some we should be are pushing for more guns in unusual places. in arkansas there's an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns while at the pulpit. >> some pretty terrible things can happen at a church and we know they are soft targets. >> in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a gun show was canceled after the initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. despite resistance the white house is pushing forward. this wednesday an emotional battle is slated with the head of the n.r.a. expected to testify before the u.s. senate senate judiciary committee with the husband of a former congress william. >> chris van hallen is lending his support for gun control. in a march at the washington monument tomorrow at noon he is joining eleanor holmes monitor the d.c. mayor and religious leaders followed by calls f
at a bill to enact part of president obama's gun control plan. dianne feinstein plans to issue legislation today to enact a new ban on assault weapons. it will also ban high capacity ammunition magazines and would strengthen background checks for aspiring gun owners. >> looking at the first television interview with manti te'o over the hoax involving an online girlfriend who it turns out never existed. >> he told katie couric that he had no part in the hoax and it did not know that he had been duped until early last month. put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12. >> she also interviewed his parents, who said their son is not a liar. you can watch the entire interview today at 4:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. >> relearning of a separate internet hoax targeting some of the redskins players. nfl security compleconducted a securities search involving a woman named sandy ackerman who used pictures of an adult entertainer to establish relationships with pro athletes. the conversations mainly took place through twitter. in some instances she sent photograp
hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked question was wisconsin's ron johnson, and now he is speaking about his role in the hearing. >> i was tr
. >> there is no word yet on when president obama will be heading. and senator dianne feinstein is opening up about her proposed assault rifle ban. she said her long reaching band is driven by personal reasons. in 1970, she was the one who found the body of the separatist lemaire and his supervisor after they were shot by former colleagues. she said that shooting changed her view of weapons. even though her proposal faces large opposition she still wants to put it through. and some mixed feelings about the autonomy this noon with the commerce tomorrow -- with the commerce department releasing their latest housing sales numbers. it is the best since 2009, rising nearly 20%. the dow jones industrial average was up 26 points. coming up at abc 7 news at noon when snow will fall. adam caskey will >> take a look at this. the frigid air has made for quite a sight in washington d.c.. this is at the american museum. quite a few. we want to check in with adam caskey to talk about exactly what we are dealing with timeline -- in the time line. >> it will climb above freezing. roughly from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. it
to try. >> feinstein's bill doesn't just ban assault weapons. it bans magazines that hold more than ten rounds, something the vice president focused on in a google chat. >> i am much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you would call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> i want to bring in "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan paige and the huffington post washington bureau chief ryan grim. >> the national mood has changed if you look at the polls. 53% of people have a favorable view of the president's plan. look at the numbers when you take each piece individually. 91% support background checks. 82% more for mental health. all the way down to 60% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is
they remain locked during the school day. >> senator feinstein will inro tro dus legislation that would ban ammunition feeding devices. the president supports the measure, feinstein will be joined by law enforcement and gun safety and gun violence groups. >> u.s. house agreed to raise the debt limits. that means the government can continue making payments on its loans and not default but the will only extends the limit for three months. it also includes a provision that docks the pay of lawmaker autos new proposed legislation cracking down on so called s.w.a.t.ing prank going on in southern california. celebrities have been targets of the fake 911 calls that are reporting serious emergencies. chris brown was the subject of a s.w.a.t.ing hoax. they call it s.w.a.t.ing because the s.w.a.t. team usually responds. the state senator says he hopes the measure will put an end to the s.w.a.t.ing. >> it will increase penalties on false september 11th calls by making it easier to prosecute a felony and hold perpetrator responsible for costs of the false call. >> no hearing date has been set yet. >> p
capacity ammunition magazine. >> that was california democrat feinstein today that would ban magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. it would prohibit modifications to funs that would make them act like semiautomatic weapons. senator feinstein's bill would protect 2200 sporting and hunting guns. and continuing his role as the most effective vice president in history he rebranded it. >> i view it as gun safety. it ranges as making sure that you keep your weapon out of the reach of kids to making sure that we are able to make sure that bad guys get in the registry so they can't buy a gun. >> what we are interested in is how many rounds can they fire? the 100 gun round used in colorado. >> it was interesting how they staged this. diane was surrounded pie police officers. it made the point when police officers go into a home and they have to respond to the 911 call, well the police obviously can deal with that. but when you have people i know tealing with traffic stops. where the person can take down a swat team that is a the need between someone being able to lay down cover fir
came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wanted to touch the issue. and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. and going through it, i kept saying, what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do som
safe, buy some shotgun shells. >> and dianne feinstein has introduced a bill to ban assault rifles, including the ar- 15, the type used to kill the children in newtown. >> feinstein made her announcement in dramatic fashion. she had on hand the assault weapon and a lot of survivors of gun violence. it would prohibit the sale, manufacturer, transport, and importation of more than 150 semi automatic weapons and ban large-capacity magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. she held out an olive branch to gun owners. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. they are by make and model exempted from the legislation. when we did this bill in '93, there were 375. today there, are 2,200. >> does that make a difference with the nra? here is the response from the powerful gun organization. senator feinstein, trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. surprising b surprising and disappointing that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution. she will have a tough ditime g
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